Smartphone-based lateral flow reader
SkanSmart promises to accelerate uptake of POC in the field testing, as well as hospital, clinic and doctors office settings, since its proprietary soft ware platform enables rapid handheld reading of existing commercially available flow assay formats. Utilizing Skannex patented image analysis and barcode software technology, users read simple yes/no, semi or fully quantitative results. Results can be printed wirelessly, emailed or downloaded to HIS systems. Infectious Disease, STD and Drugs of Abuse testing are immediate potential beneficiaries. Skannex has already introduced a series of well-received desktop readers over the last 3 years, including SkanMulti and SkanFlexi. The company aims to market the device to lateral flow manufacturing companies, providing a portable device for their proprietary assays.